Faculty

Category: Faculty, Journal Publications

Hilda Koopman a co-author on a PNAS paper

Published: April 26, 2017

Hilda Koopman is a co-author on a PNAS paper arguing that yes, there (seems to be/is) a Neural correlate of syntactic operation Merge. From the abstract: Our results provide initial intracranial evidence for the neurophysiological reality of the merge operation postulated by linguists and suggest that the brain compresses syntactically wellformed sequences of words into a…

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Category: Faculty, General

Dylan Bumford accepts Semantics position

Published: April 24, 2017

We are excited to announce that Dylan Bumford (NYU, 2017) has accepted our offer, and will join our semantics faculty in the Fall of 2017. Dylan’s research is on the semantics of quantification, distributivity, clefts and exhaustivity. In addition to formal semantics, he is interested in computational linguistics and processing. He will likely be teaching a…

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Category: Faculty

Russell Schuh (1941-2016)

Published: November 8, 2016

Distinguished Professor of Linguistics Russell Schuh passed away on November 8, 2016. Russ was a beloved colleague and outstanding member of our department in teaching, research, and service. He was an outstanding field linguist, specializing in the Chadic languages of Northern Nigeria, and undertook many field expeditions to Nigeria that led to multiple books and…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students

WCCFL 34 at the University of Utah

Published: May 6, 2016

This past weekend,  The University of Utah hosted The West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. UCLA students and faculty were of those who presented this year. Talks: A linguistic study using social media: Phonotactically-driven rendaku in surnames, Yu Tanaka, UCLA graduate Posters: Bound tense in Relative Clauses: evidence from VP-ellipsis, Sam Alxatib, CUNY & Yael…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

UCLA SCAMPers @ USCD

Published: April 11, 2016

SCAMP: Southern California April Meeting on Phonology was held at UCSD over the weekend (thank you to Eric Baković (UCSD) for organizing it!). A number of UCLA phonologists had talks/posters: Talk: Adam Chong: Looking under the hood: Korean palatalization and derived environment effects Stephanie Shih (UC Merced) & Kie Zuraw: Phonological conditions on Tagalog adjective-noun…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

The LSA 2016 Annual Meeting (Washington DC)

Published: January 28, 2016

This year we had several students present and our very own Patricia Keating was an invited plenary speaker. Her talk was titled ““Voice Quality Variation Within and Across Languages” Among the UCLA students, the following are those that presented with their talk titles: Adam Chong – “Learning consequences of derived-environment effects” Jesse Zymet – “A…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

2015 AMP Presentations

Published: October 17, 2015

The 2015 Annual Meeting on Phonology took place last weekend in Vancouver, Canada. It was held jointly by UBC and Simon Fraser U. Kie Zuraw was one of the plenary speakers with her talk entitled: Morphologically complex words: pure reduction vs. structure Adam Chong also gave a poster presentation: The relationship between static and dynamic…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Events, Faculty, Graduate Students, Labs, Talks

UCLA Phoneticians at ICPhS 2015 in Glasgow

Published: September 28, 2015

The quadrennial International Congress of Phonetic Sciences took place in Glasgow, Scotland in early August. UCLA had a strong showing with both current and former members in attendance. The UCLA Phonetics Lab reunion, organized by lab director, Pat Keating, was attended by over 30 current members and alumni. Pat Keating was also inaugurated as the…

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